Robert H. Foster

1853–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert H.

When Robert H. Foster was born in 1853, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Anthony J Foster, was 48 and his mother, Lucinda Braden, was 43. He married Mary Ellen Culver on 28 December 1879, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Prairie Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Robert H. Foster
1853–
Mary Ellen Culver
1864–1931
Marriage: 28 December 1879
Agnes May Foster
1881–1935
Garland White Foster
1883–1951
Vera Nancy Foster
1886–1976
Minnie May Foster
1889–1977

Spouse and Children

    Male1853–Male

    Mary Ellen Culver

    Female1864–1931Female

MARRIAGE
28 December 1879
Washington, Arkansas, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Anthony J Foster

    Male1805–1883Male

    Lucinda Braden

    Female1810–Female

siblings

(9)

    James Foster

    Male1834–Male

    John Foster

    Male1836–1925Male

    Female1839–1928Female

    Mary Foster

    Female1842–Female

    Minerva Foster

    Female1844–Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Forster .2 English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’).3 Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Foster in household of Anthony Foster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert Foster in household of Anthony Foster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Foister in household of Anteny Foister, "United States Census, 1880"

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